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This totally ROCKS!

 Grandmother, 60, wrestles crocodile



Yeah that is me in about 33 year from now heh

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) -- A 60-year-old woman jumped on the back of a crocodile as it dragged a man from his tent in northern Australia on Monday, but was then attacked by the crocodile, which dragged her towards the ocean until it was shot dead.

The 60-year-old woman and 34-year-old man suffered broken limbs, cuts and bruises in the attack by the 4.2 meter (12.6 feet) crocodile, said wildlife and rescue officials.

The attack occurred around 4.00 a.m. (1800 GMT) as the man slept in a tent with his wife and child on the shores of Bathurst Bay, 300 km (186 miles) north of Cairns in Queensland state.

"The crocodile walked into the tent and dragged the man out," said Stephen Pemberthy from the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which airlifted the injured campers to hospital.

"A 60-year-old woman in an adjacent tent heard the commotion and jumped on the crocodile," Pemberthy told Reuters.

The crocodile let go of the man and bit the woman, pulling her towards the water before another person shot it dead.

The injured campers managed to set off a rescue beacon, capturing the attention of government wildlife officials in the area who were eradicating wild pigs.

The wildlife officials evacuated the campers to a nearby ranger station at Lakefield National Park and the Royal Flying Doctor Service flew them to a hospital in Cairns.

The man suffered a broken leg and arm and cuts and bruises, while the woman had an arm broken in the attack.


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Oct. 12th, 2004 09:03 am (UTC)
HAHAHA. I read that yesterday morning. How crazy would it be to see some old lady jump on a croc's back and then when it bites her and starts to haul her towards the water, someone shoots it with a shotgun. hehehe FUN!!!
Oct. 12th, 2004 09:09 am (UTC)
Dude It's just just like Texas.. Have you seen some of those grannies with guns.. 0.o; totally Craziness
Oct. 12th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
and I can just see me doing something stupid like that '~D

BTW - a VERY Happy Birthday to you kid...
hope you get to spend some time with your guy for your
special day.....
Oct. 12th, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)
Re: oh...jeez.....
thanks! ^_^

And btw.. all you have to do is give that croc the evil eye and it would run ;)
Oct. 12th, 2004 03:13 pm (UTC)
Are you sure that the article shouldn't be titled

This Totally Crocs???

But it is a great story and I can definitely see you doing that in 40 years.
Oct. 13th, 2004 04:45 am (UTC)
Hehehe ^_^ I think I like that title too
Oct. 12th, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)
Oct. 13th, 2004 04:31 am (UTC)
lol thanks DMO
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